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Retinol is effective for anti-aging rosacea skin care.
Retinol, Retin A and Tretinoin for Rosacea: Best Anti-Aging Treatment

By Cynthia Bailey MD

Do you have rosacea and have you been searching for an effective treatment and anti-aging skin care routine? You may have heard about retinol, retin a, and tretinoin for rosacea and how tricky they may be to...

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layering skin care products with dimethicone
Layering Skin Care Products With Dimethicone Including Retinol

By Cynthia Bailey MD

Layering skin care products with dimethicone - or any combination of ingredients - is important to the results you get from your skin care routine. Your carefully considered individual skin care products are...

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how to layer tretinoin with other skin care products
How to Layer Tretinoin with Other Skin Care Products

By Cynthia Bailey MD

How to layer tretinoin is such a frequently asked question that I'm going to address it today. I received this excellent question from a reader and I wanted to make it into a blog post. It takes a village! ...

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dehydrated skin products
What is dehydrated skin?

By Cynthia Bailey MD

Dry and Oily Dehydrated Skin Explained Dear Dr. Bailey, What is the difference between dry and dehydrated? A lot of skin care lines carry different products for dry skin and so-called dehydrated skin. Can t...

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milia causes
What are Milia and What Causes Them?

By liz pires

What are milia and what causes them? It's a common question in my dermatology office - because milia are common. You can get milia at any age, though they become a more common skin problem as you get older. ...

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dermatologist's natural health advice for your skin
Dermatologist’s Natural Health Advice for Your Skin

By Cynthia Bailey MD

Dermatologist's natural health advice for your skin was rarely discussed in exam room when you saw your dermatologist. It is becoming a more common topic in recent years, partly because we are finally learni...

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are gluten free skin care products necessary
Are Gluten-Free Skin Care Products Necessary?

By Cynthia Bailey MD

Are gluten-free skin care products necessary if you are gluten sensitive - like I am? If you are trying hard to cut gluten out of your diet, can you absorb it through your skin care products? This is an imp...

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best acne treatment for sensitive skin and low humidity
Best Acne Products for Sensitive Skin and Low Humidity Climates

By Cynthia Bailey MD

Similar to the PCA Serum that your skin loves, my Luminous Serum has glycerin and hyaluronic acid. The Instantly Luminous Serum is non-comedogenic and ideal for acne prone skin. Salicylic Acid is not as helpful as AHAs to exfoliate and change the stratum corneum. Salicylic Acid is great at getting through oil and is a great help for keeping pores clean.

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tretinoin use around eyes
Tretinoin Use (Retin-A and Renova) and Scaly, Puffy Eyelids

By Cynthia Bailey MD

Hi Dr. Bailey, I have scaly, puffy eyelids and I use tretinoin. I've read your posts on Retin-A and have had a question about a specific severe dry eye problem I encounter when using my Renova.  In fact, it ...

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Vertical Chest Wrinkles
Ask Dr. Bailey: How to Treat Deep Vertical Chest Wrinkles

By Cynthia Bailey MD

I was asked by a blog reader if I prescribe tretinoin (Retin-A) to treat one of the most common aging skin problems on the chest - deep vertical wrinkles. In this area, skin is often also covered with red an...

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how often should you reapply zinc oxide sunscreen
How Often Should You Reapply Mineral Zinc Oxide Sunscreen?

By Cynthia Bailey MD

How often should you reapply mineral zinc oxide sunscreen? Do you know? You hear that you need to reapply sunscreen every 2 hours. Does that apply to ALL sunscreens? You also have heard that mineral sunscre...

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Does mineral makeup give your skin sun protection?
Does Mineral Makeup Really Protect Your Skin from the Sun?

By Cynthia Bailey MD

A reader recently asked me "does mineral makeup really protect your skin from the sun?" Mineral particles can block UV rays. Some mineral makeup powders actually are labeled with an SPF and call themselves ...

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